Pie Safes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The pie safe, sometimes referred to as a pie cabinet, pie safe cupboard, or a pie chest, is a piece of furniture typically used to store pies. In the past, some people also stored meat, perishables, and other items inside of their pie safes. Today, pie safes are more often used to store linens or […]
Baby Furniture: What Do You Really Need?
Shopping for baby furniture is a fun task on a long list of errands that new parents have to complete before their baby arrives. It can be tempting to rely on family and friends to help provide the essential pieces of baby furniture you will need or to “make do” with a few pieces instead […]
Ideas for Painting Wood Furniture
Wood furniture is known for its staying power, both structurally and aesthetically. With the right care, a wooden chair, table or bookshelf will look great in any home and can be handed down from one generation to another. For some, wood furniture is a canvas on which one can try out new and creative decorating […]
What to do With Your Best Family Heirlooms
When a parent or grandparent moves into a smaller home or passes on, one of two things happens to all the stuff in the house. Many items are tossed out or donated, but a few items have enough monetary or sentimental value to get passed down to the next generation. These become the family heirlooms. […]
Your Guide to Understanding and Filling a Hope Chest
Hope chests were once used for storing marriage necessities and essential home goods for young women. Oftentimes, girls (or their mothers) began to fill their hope chests at a young age with the goal of slowly accumulating a complete and meaningful collection by the time they were ready to get married. Not sure what a hope chest is or how to fill it? Read our guide to help answer all your questions.
What to Consider When Looking for Office Furniture to Match Your Style
In any office, whether it’s a corporate atmosphere or a designated area of your home, picking the right furniture is essential. Furniture must be functional and practical, yet comfortable and inviting to ensure productivity and ease. Once you determine which furniture will best suit your needs, the layout of your office becomes critical. You want […]